And "YES", this is the entrance to a sento or public bath!!
Walking down, we arrive at the Kumano Kodo Center where nearby, there was a playground (in the shape of a ship) made from Cypress wood once again. . . what else you expect from Owase?
The photo depicts a traditional Owase dance in which all Owase born and raised residents will need to know. (Owase Bushi) - was informed that we can get to see this during Owase festival somewhere in 15th Sept. (looking forward to it)